1284 backs celebration of Charnwood’s Community Heroes

George Oliver

Oct 15


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1284 helped to recognise volunteers in its borough by returning tosupport the Charnwood Community Heroes awards.

Charnwood Borough Council organised the celebration of the positive contributions of nominees with a ceremony at John Storer House in Loughborough on September 30.

There were multiple examples of volunteers, across 45 nominations, helping their communities. 

Among those recognised were people supporting their neighbours, helping to run organisations such as food banks and youth clubs, and committing their time to fundraising and supporting vulnerable members of the community.

The event was sponsored by RandalSun Capital, with categories supported by 1284 and idverde. 1284 sponsored the Brilliant Board/Trustee Member category.

George Oliver, Managing Director of 1284, and trustee of 2nd Quorn Scouts and Leicester-based Charity Link, said: “We wanted to recognise the often unseen role of trustees and board members in making community activity possible.

“Trustees often aren’t visible, yet they are doing the essential administration, accounting, and fundraising that underpins so much of the public-facing activity.

“There's so much good community work going on in Charnwood that it doesn't all get fully recognised.

”It's been fantastic to see so many people celebrated for all they do in their neighbourhoods.”

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The six board members and trustees recognised were:

  • Sarina Martin
  • Craig Jordan
  • Rita Patel
  • Andy Rhodes
  • Harriet Burt
  • Dawn Campsall

Local radio station, Fosse 107, also supported the awards ceremony with Mark Rowley as host.

Cllr Liz Blackshaw, the Council’s lead member for communities and neighbourhoods, said: “This has been a very special event where we heard about the hard work that a number of volunteers and individuals have carried out across Charnwood.

“It is important that we celebrate our heroes within the community and thank them for playing a vital role within the borough.”

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, founder of RandalSun Capital Ltd, said: “Charnwood Community Heroes is a fantastic way of showcasing the work that so many do in our community.

“We are very proud to be supporting this event and inspired to hear about the tireless work which is being done across the whole of the borough by so many people.”

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